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GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION VISA

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									GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION VISA




OCCUPATION: ELECTRICIAN (GENERAL) – ANZSCO CODE: 341111

QUALIFICATION: CERTIFICATE III IN ELECTROTECHNOLOGY - ELECTRICIAN




SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND ELECTROTECHNOLOGY
FACULTY OF TECHNICAL AND TRADES INNOVATION
Skills Assessment
Occupation: ANZSCO Code 341111 – Electrician (General)
Qualification: Certificate III in Electrotechnology - Electrician


Occupational Requirements
A person who works in Australia as ANZSCO Code 341111 Electrician (General) requires skills and knowledge to
select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises.

Specific tasks include:

        Apply OH&S practices in the workplace (workshop environment and domestic, commercial industrial
        premised)
        Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
        Solve problems in extra-low voltage circuits
        Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
        Fix and secure equipment
        Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals
        Lay wiring and terminate accessories
        Document occupations hazards and risks in electrical
        Solve problems in electromagnetic circuits
        Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage circuits
        Install wiring and accessories
        Install low voltage electrical apparatus and associated equipment
        Verify compliance and functionality of General electrical installations
        Select and arrange equipment for general electrical installations
        Find and repair faults in electrical apparatus and circuits
        Develop and connect control circuits
        Lay and connect cables for multiple access to telecommunications services
        Recover, pressure and leak test, evacuate and charge refrigerants – split A/C
        Assemble, mount and connect switchgear and control gear


The Australian qualification that matches the tasks and activities of a ANZSCO Code 341111 Electrician (General) is
the Certificate III in Electrotechnology – Electrician your skills assessment will match your skills and experience
against this qualification.
Assessment of Skills
When assessing you skills against Australian Qualifications qualified assessors from Victoria University Consortium
will cluster the tasks required to complete this qualification. These clusters are:

           1. Common units – Employability skills
           2. Electrical installation work
           3. Electrical control, fault finding and repair
           4. Applied electrical knowledge
           5. Electrical work practices
           6. Electives


1. Common units and Employability skills
This cluster relates to the workplace occupational health and safety requirements, work processes and procedures,
engineering industry standards and requirements to work as an electrician in Australia. Employability skills covers
teamwork; communication; problem salving; planning and organising; learning; technology; self-management; initiative
and enterprise.

This cluster includes the following units;


        Deliver a service to customers
        Participate in electrical work and competency development activities
        Apply OH&S practices in the workplace
        Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals
        Verify compliance and functionality of general electric installations
        Maintain documentation




2. Electrical installation work
This cluster covers your ability to select, install and arrange – wiring, accessories and associated equipment.


        Install wiring and accessories for low voltage circuits
        Install low voltage electrical apparatus and associated equipment
        Select and arrange equipment for general electrical installations
        Fix and secure equipment
        Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
3. Electrical control, fault finding and repair
This cluster covers your ability to develop and connect control circuits, fault find and repair.


        Lay wiring and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits
        Develop and connect control circuits
        Find and repair faults in electrical apparatus and circuits



4. Applied electrical knowledge
This cluster covers your ability to demonstrate an understanding of electrical principles and fundamentals.


        Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
        Solve problems in multiple path D.C. circuits
        Solve problems in electromagnetic circuits
        Solve problems in single and three phase low voltage circuits



5. Electrical work practices
This cluster covers your ability to safely work on electrical systems and appliances (Attachment A will provide further
details of the process electricians are required to follow).


        Document occupational hazards and risks in electrical work



6. Electives
Elective areas compromise of units that represent the work context or environment in which a general electrician
works. They often represent areas of specialisation.

You are required to provide evidence of you skills, knowledge and experience in ONE of the following elective areas
as part of the assessment process.


Electrical Installations
        Install and maintain emergency systems
        Find and repair faults in D.C. electrical apparatus and circuits
        OR
Voice and Data Communications
        Lay and connect cables for multiple access to telecommunication services
        OR
Electrical Control
        Install and set up transducers and sensing devices
        Develop, enter and verify programs for programmable logic controllers using ladder instruction
        set
        Enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
        OR
Electrical Energy Supply
        Find and rectify faults in energy supply network equipment
Safe working practices for electricians
This electrical safe work practice is a Code of Practice document made under the Australian Electrical Safety Act
2002. It gives practical advice on ways to discharge electrical safety obligations. Included in the Code are ways to
identify and manage exposure to risks of injury and property damage caused directly or indirectly, by electricity.

Electrical Safe Work Practice is to provide:

        basic procedures and guidance concerning proper personal protective equipment; and
        a process for working on electrical systems

Wherever electrical equipment is located, the Act imposes an obligation on an electrical worker to:

        comply with instructions for the electrical safety of persons and property to the extent where:
                the instructions are consistent with those given by the person in control of the electrical equipment;
                the equipment is provided by the person in control of the electrical equipment for electrical safety
                purposes; and
                the worker is properly instructed in the use of the equipment provided;
        not wilfully or recklessly interfere with or misuse anything provided for electrical safety;
        and
        not wilfully place any person, including yourself, in electrical risk.


Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Any electrical worker who works in or around energised equipment and has the potential to come into contact with
“live” exposed parts must be provided and use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The following are basic
guidelines for the proper use of electrical PPE.

        PPE should be used whenever you could come into contact with exposed electrical parts.
        Electrical workers are required to wear electrically rated footwear at all times
        PPE must be designed for the work being performed. You must make sure that electrical gloves, insulated
        tools, etc. are rated for the voltage levels they will be used around.
        Always inspect your electrical tools and PPE before each use to make sure they are in good condition and will
        work properly. If you find that a tool has been damaged, or the PPE has tears or holes, you need to replace
        the item before conducting the assigned work.
        You must wear eye and face PPE, such as face shield and safety glasses, whenever there is a possibility of
        electrical arcs or explosion.
        All test instruments and equipment (volt, amp and ohm meters) and associated leads, cables, power cords,
        probes and connectors must be visually inspected for external defects and damage before the equipment is
        used.
Electrical Disconnection and Reconnection Process

Disconnection Process:
(Steps in bold are critical in the process)


Personnel to be notified in immediate area that you are to commence disconnection and interruption to
supply.
Will removal of protective devices affect essential services?
Test voltage tester at known „LIVE‟ source for correct operation before use.
Ensure the frame of the equipment is not ‘LIVE’ by testing between frame/chassis and the known
earth.
Test voltage tester at known ‘LIVE’ source for correct operation after use.
Take operational details of appliance. EG. kW and voltage
Take direction of rotation (DOR) of motor (where applicable).
Complete details on danger tags. E.g. Name, date, fault, etc.
Affix danger tags to isolation points. E.g. Appliance, isolating switch, switchboard, etc.
Determine location of appropriate protective device.
Do not leave exposed „LIVE‟ terminals/conductors at switchboard or appliance.
Test voltage tester at known „LIVE‟ source for correct operation before use.
Before touching appliance conductors, test for ‘LIVE’ Test between – all conductors and known
earth. This test also includes testing for ‘LIVE’ between the protective earthing conductor and the
known earth.
The appliance conductors must also be tested for „LIVE‟ by testing between all conductors. This includes
the protective earthing conductor.
Test voltage tester for correct operation on known „LIVE‟ source after using it. (Fail only occurs when
previous test indicated terminals/conductors were de-energised).
Isolate protective device by applying lock-dog and lock or inserting „dummy‟ fuse wedge in fuse base.
Terminate conductors in approved manner and enclose in junction box. Cable ends must be fully
insulated.
Affix Danger Tag to terminated conductors enclosed in junction box.
Ensure terminated conductors are protected against mechanical damage.
Clean up work area and notify personnel.
Reconnection Process

(Steps in bold are critical in the process)

Notify personnel of return to work site.
Ensure the appliance to be reconnected is of the same operational ratings. E.g. kW, amperes, voltage, etc.
Test Insulation Resistance & Continuity tester on both Meg Ohm (500V) and Ohm scale for correct
operation.
Carry out the insulation resistance test of the appliance. Test between all active and neutral conductors to
the earth contact of the appliance. Not containing sheathed heating elements – Not less than 1 Meg
Containing sheathed heating elements – Not less than 0.01 Meg
Before touching final sub-circuit conductors, test for ‘LIVE’ Test between – all conductors and the
known earth. This test also includes testing for ‘LIVE’ between the protective earthing conductor and
the effective earth.
The final sub-circuit conductors must also be tested for „LIVE‟ by testing between all conductors. This
includes the protective earthing conductor.
Test voltage tester for correct operation on known „LIVE‟ source after using it. (Fail only occurs when
previous test indicated terminals/conductors were de-energised).
Reconnect final sub-circuit wiring to appliance terminals.
Carry out continuity test on final sub-circuit protective earthing conductor from effective earth to frame of
appliance. (This test should be carried out after the circuit conductors have been connected to the
equipment terminals and before the power has been restored).
Notify personnel of restoration of power.
Do not leave exposed „LIVE‟ terminals/conductors at switchboard or appliance.
Remove lock, lock-dog and switch on circuit breaker or insert correct fuse wedge to restore power.
Check appliance for correct operation. E.g. DOR. (Direction of Rotation)
Clean up work area and notify personnel.

Note: Testing the voltage tester for correct operation after use is critical when the candidate is going to touch the
conductors/components on the belief they are de-energised.
Attachment A

                          Skills Assessment Application Form

Applicant Details:
Must be completed in English

1. Occupation you are seeking              Electrician (General)
   recognition in:


2. Personal Details
  Surname
  First Name
  Second Name
  Home Address



  Postal address if different from above



  TradeSET Skills Assessment ID No:
  Current Passport No:
  Email Address
  Date of Birth                               /   /
  Gender                                   MALE  / FEMALE 
  Age
  Country of Residence
3. Qualifications




4. Training programs




5. Licences
6. Employment history
              Employer                    Employment                Position held and description of duties
                                            dates




7. Referees
Name                                                           Contact details
1.
2.
3.


     *Attach additional sheet if required – Yes  (please tick if supplying an attachment)

     If you are including documents in your application, please provide a brief description below

     Document Description                              Office Use Only – Assessor to use this section to align
     (e.g. resume, photos, awards etc)                 documents to specific units of competency and identify key
                                                       questions for competency conversation
  Attachment B

                                         Referee Statement

Name of witness                                           Name of employee
Period of employment
Company name and contact details



I can confirm that ………………………………. has worked for the above named company for
……… months/years.
The company specialises in the area of …………………………………………………………….
While working at the company, the employee named has been working on the following tasks:

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   □     I can confirm that the above tasks were completed to industry standards.
Additional information relevant to the statement




Signed
                                                          Position in company


Date




                                                          (Company stamp or attach business card)
Attachment C

                                   Applicant’s Declaration

                                                                                                    Please attach two (2)
                                                                                                     passport sized photos
                                                                                                     of yourself
                                                                                                     Photos need to be
                                                                                                     certified   on  reverse
                                                                                                     stating “This is a true
I declare that:                                                                                      photo of (your full
                                                                                                     name) and then signed
      The information contained in this application is true and correct and that all documents      by your guarantor
                                                                                                     DO NOT STAPLE
       are genuine
      All evidence I have provided relates to me and my work and can be verified.
      I have read and understand the information supplied to me in this application.
      I will inform Victoria University of any changes to my details contained in this application while my application is
       being processed.
      I authorise my appointed agent or representative to act in all matters concerned with this application.
      I intend to apply for a General Skilled Migration (GSM)
      I authorise Victoria University to make any enquiries necessary to assist in the assessment of my skills including
       contacting training institutions, employers or other authorities, and to use any information supplied for that
       purpose.
      I understand that Victoria University may verify information relating to this application with any Australian state
       or territory licensing or training authority.
      I understand that Victoria University may provide the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace
       Relations (DEEWR); Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC); or the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
       with any of the information contained in this application.
      I understand that documentation and information submitted in support of my application may be referred to
       DIAC for integrity checking.
      I understand that DIAC may, where relevant, take into account any information referred on by Victoria University
       in the assessment of my application for General Skilled Migration (GSM)
      I understand that my photograph may be taken and/or videotaping/recording may occur during the technical
       interview. This may be used for identity check and/or for assessment moderation purposes.
      I acknowledge that I need to meet the minimum IELTS requirement to gain a General Skilled Migration visa and
       that all assessments by Victoria University will be conducted in English.




Candidate Signature:                                                 Date
Attachment D
PAYMENT FORM FOR:
APPLICATION OF SKILLS ASSESSMENT FOR PERSONS SEEKING A
GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION VISA

CREDIT CARDS, BANK CHEQUES AND MONEY ORDERS
You must pay your fees, in Australian dollars as a bank cheque, money order or credit card authority payable
to Victoria University.

If paying by Bank Cheque or Money Order, please fill in your details below and post your
application, with all required documentation and fees/payment to the contact details below:

Name:

Address:



Email:                                                             Phone:

Fax:                                                                               Date:

Payment for (please tick):          Application Fee for Paper based Assessment-all occupations: AUD $650

                                                             Licensed Trades - Technical Interview: AUD $1750

Payment Options (please tick):                    Money Order             Bank Cheque                   Credit Card (see below)
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PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING PAYMENT DETAILS IF PAYING BY CREDIT CARD:
Credit Card Details:

                           I, ________________________________________________________________________________

                           Authorise Victoria University to debit my credit card for the amount of $________________________
                           as payment for the processing of my Application for General Skilled Migration Skills Assessment and
                           understand that the fee is non-refundable.

Credit card type:              Mastercard                 VISA card
Credit Card                                                                                                Expiry
                                         -                    -                     -
Number:                                                                                                    Date:
                                                                  Signature of
Name on Card:
                                                                  Card Holder:


CONTACT DETAILS:
                                                   Att: Jane Zammit
                                                   Sunshine Campus
                                                   Victoria University
                                                     PO Box 14428
                                                Melbourne VIC 8001
                                               Email: GSM@vu.edu.au
                                             Web: http://www.vu.edu.au/gsm

								
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